Competing EDI Service Providers Partner

Dave Rike of Organizational Results and Rob Guerriere of DataTrans join forces.

rike_guerriereDayton OH & The Woodlands TX (PRWEB) April 21st, 2013 – Veteran EDI professionals Dave Rike and Rob Guerriere officially came together today in a business partnership after years of direct competition.  The new partnership offers leading edge supply chain solutions based on the DataTrans Solution’s Canonical EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Network.

The duo’s industry accomplishments are second to none in electronically connecting thousands of companies worldwide to some of the largest organizations.  They are responsible for EDI campaigns at Wal-Mart, Honda, Kroger, Costco, Supervalu, C&S Wholesale, AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Services), HEB, Albertsons, Circuit City, Nash Finch, Safeway, NEXCOM (Navy), and over 100 other major corporations.

“Rob and Dave have helped connect many suppliers to Nash Finch,” commented Andy Ragan, Former EDI Manager, Nash Finch, “We were able to cost effectively support these initiatives by employing the best practices approach which they prescribed.  It gave the Nash Finch supply chain a competitive advantage.”

“Rob and Dave have a loyal industry following,” remarked Joe Andraski, Founder at Collaborative Energizer and Former President of VICS, “Their leadership over the last 12-15 years has propelled the growth of EDI solutions, technology and the industry into the next generation.”

“I’ve known Dave Rike for over six years and his knowledge in the EDI arena is exceptional.  He led our company into a new EDI program with his knowledge and expertise and has been great to work with.  He knows the market and is very good at getting a program sold, designed and implemented.  I continue to look to Dave for advice and information in this area.  I highly recommend Dave to anyone looking to get into an EDI program.”  Glenn D. Kriczky, Vice President of Information Systems, Associated Wholesalers, Inc.

“There are not many individuals that have made a bigger impact in the last 10 to 15 years,” states Scott Koegler, Editor eCommerce Best Practices Organization, “Even just considering the environmental impact of reducing carbon footprint and paper saved from a connect supply chain, it’s significant.”

“Early in 2001, Dave Rike stepped forward to walk our company through an EDI mandate. His detailed plain ensured 70% compliance with huge cost savings. Over 5 years, our organization was able to double our transactions and efficiencies in processing EDI invoices. In addition, Dave coordinated the quick (one day) transition of a hundred suppliers onto his third party network as another organization closed their doors. Dave’s third party service provided the most cost effective solution for our suppliers. Dave has helped my organization increase efficiencies, enhance data sharing, and resolved countless issues. He has been a great partner with my team implementing new practices benefiting both organizations. He is a great asset to any organization.”Robert Gledhill, Senior Manager – Supply Chain, Safeway

“Dave provided a practical and well-designed solution to our EDI needs while I was at Coldwater Creek. He treated our account as a partnership and remained dedicated to providing us great service throughout our relationship. I would definitely work with Dave anytime I needed an expert in the area of data integration with vendors and EDI.” David Edwards, Former CIO, Coldwater Creek

“I’ve always liked, admired and respected Dave,” stated Rob Guerriere, EVP DataTrans, “He has a lot of credibility with his clients because he talks straight to them, faced the music with challenges and setbacks, but delivers in the end.  He is a professional.”

“Rob has always produced excellent results.  He is well known in the EDI community and highly regarded by customers and competitors alike,” stated Dave Rike, CEO Organizational Results LLC, “Rob and I have become friends over the years regardless of the previous competition and I believe collectively we will bring new energy and a wealth of knowledge to the industry that companies are looking for in order to solve their business issues.  Our individual successes will multiply dramatically as partners.”

“We have the platform that gives professionals the market advantage,” said Mike Franks, DataTrans CEO.  “The solution offering provides mission critical reliability, scalability and performance necessary for veterans Guerriere and Rike to hang their reputation on.”

For EDI clients and users, this partnership will further accelerate the adoption, technology, and lower cost barriers to an expanding worldwide network of supply chain connected EDI ready companies.

About Organizational Results:

Organizational Results LLC drives cost savings and revenue streams for corporations in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Grocery, Wholesale, Distribution, and Government sectors.  The company offering includes a complete Procure-To-Pay solution from requisitioning, approval, and budgeting through a dynamic E-Payables solution that enables clients to turn Accounts Payable into a profit center.  E-Payables drives cash back into the system on a monthly basis while reducing costs for paying invoices. Organizational Results LLC incorporates Supply Chain Informatics, Energy Management, Labor Management, Equipment Maintenance, and Data Cleansing that bring best practice solutions from multiple industries to improve client’s bottom-line financial performance.

About DataTrans Solutions:
DataTrans delivers customer-centric supply chain and EDI outsourced services in retail distribution, energy, process manufacturing, and healthcare industries.   DataTrans offers a canonical on-demand hosted platform that allows clients to Click to Connect™.   The company mission is to provide constantly improving B2B and data management services that give customers a competitive advantage.  DataTrans leverages industry knowledge, process consolidation, and technology to provide game changing B2B solutions. The company is privately owned and has been profitably grown since it was founded in 1998. DataTrans is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.


Dave Rike 973-789-7201

Rob Guerriere 773-704-9934